About the program

The Instructional Design college certificate is for those interested in the theory, practice, and design of instructional content for a wide variety of delivery methods (e.g. face to face, online, hybrid instruction). This program will provide the theoretical and practical foundations for the development and design of instruction and training applicable to the higher education industry, corporate training delivery, or hosting subject specific workshops. Pedagogical theory will be coupled with practical module and course development to apply key instructional design principles.

Program information

All courses must be successfully completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Develop measurable learning outcomes and/or objectives for a course or training program.
  • Apply instructional design strategies appropriate to the learning environment and aligned with the learning outcomes.
  • Apply components of accessibility and usability in course design.
  • Design learning activities and assessment that are aligned to learning outcomes.
  • Develop and critique course material using instructional design strategies.
  • Identify the roles of team members and apply project management strategies in a course development project.
  • Select appropriate learning technologies to enhance course design and delivery.
  • Implement a quality assurance framework and evaluative instructional design instruments.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

Mark your calendar with our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024